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February 6, 2008

Rural Road Safety Solutions Workshop

Since safety is a primary concern, the Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and Mn/DOT State
Aid developed a workshop that will help agencies create an operational “culture? where the
focus will be safety. Those who attend will leave with an understanding of the tools and
technologies needed for the assessment and improvements of rural roads.

Who Should Attend?

City and county engineers and their managers. The workshop will also serve as a train-the-trainers;
therefore, the desire is that attendees will present the same information to their staffs.

Because of the importance of this workshop, the LRRB and Mn/DOT State Aid is
sponsoring this workshop at no cost.

Workshop Dates & Locations
• Wednesday, February 20, MnDOT D7, Mankato District Office, 501 S. Victory Drive, Mankato
• Thursday, February 21, MnDot D6, University of Minnesota-Rochester, 855 30th Avenue SE, Rochester
• Wednesday, February 27, MnDOT D8, Willmar District Office, 2505 Transportation Road, Willmar
• Thursday, February 28, MnDOT D3, Baxter District Office, 7694 Industrial Park Road, Baxter
• Wednesday, March 5, MnDOT D4, Detroit Lakes District Office, 1000 Hwy 10 West, Detroit Lakes
• Friday, March 7, MnDOT D2, Bemidji District Office, 3920 Highway 2 West, Bemidji
• Wednesday, March 26, Metro, Arden Hills Training Center, 1900 West County Road I, Shoreview
• Thursday, March 27, MnDOT D1, Duluth District Office, 1123 Mesaba Ave, Duluth

Workshop Schedule
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Workshop: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Break food and lunch is provided)

Register by e-mail or fax using the form provided below.
• E-mail to registration@srfconsulting.com or Fax to 763-475-2429 Attn: Renae Kuehl.
• Questions? Contact: Renae Kuehl, rkuehl@srfconsulting.com at SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Phone: 763-475-0010

E-mail or fax your registration for all workshops no later than Wednesday, February 13th to ensure we have
enough capacity and participant note books.

Rural Safety Solutions Workshop
Phone Number:
E-mail Address:
Workshop date/location:
E-mail or Fax by February 13 to: registration@srfconsulting.com or 763-475-2429

Course Agenda
1. Introducing the Issues
a. Present the need for safety
b. Initiatives
c. Course Objective: Creating a culture where safety is the mindset
2. Understanding the Problem
a. Overview of 15 Critical Strategies (from the CHSP, SHSP)
b. Specific Strategies for Engineers
3. Tools and Techniques
a. Identifying the Problem – via the tools
b. Identifying the Solution – the techniques
4. Putting Safety into Practice
a. Funding
b. Stakeholder Involvement
c. Foster a “Culture of Safety?
d. Steps to get started: Policy Solutions – County Comprehensive Highway Safety
e. Case studies